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does zithromax help with middle ear infection

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Otitis media: If acute, antibiotics and pain meds, if unrelieved needs myringotomy to let out pus. If chronic, you may need tubes, if mastoid infection is present ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Infection: An ear infection is when bacteria or viral bugs get into the spaces of your ear causing swelling and infection. This can affect hearing or cause pain.
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Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inflammation: A middle ear infection ( otitis media) is a very common problem seen mainly in children but it can be seen in all ages. This is an infection behind th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: You can try controlling the pain for 3 days. Most ear infections will resolve on their own in that time frame. After 3 days, if you still have symptom ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Several choices: Some of these are viral and subside in a few days.Some are bacterial and may self heal in 6-12 weeks, but would likely remain painful & could lead ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
39 years experience Pediatrics
Otitis media: Although ear infections can be viral and resolve on their own; they may also be bacterial and need antibiotics. If it's been present for more than 2 d ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Middle ear pus: The area behind the ear drum is called the middle ear. It can be filled with mucus type fluid, thin serum like fluid, or pus. A middle ear infection o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: I see no reason to alter your regular routine if you have a middle ear infection.Water from the shower will not interfere with your recovery.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Unfortunately that's your eustachian tube opening and closing. There are anesthetic ear drops that can be prescribed, or you can try a heated towel o ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Weed/Infection: Both . Depending on the quantity, it can mask symptoms of infection & leads to worsening of the infection.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tm perforation: If this is a new spontaneous perforation caused by an acute middle ear infection the small perforation usually closes in 2-6 weeks. Keep water out of ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Otitis media: It might or might not.

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